• # 26605

    MIZER, Bob

    Young Adonis. No. 1, Feb 1963 : America’s newest and greatest physique magazine

    [Los Angeles : Athletic Model Guild], 1963. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 66, illustrated throughout in colour and black and white with photographs of near fully nude young men in various poses to display their youthful physique. The first issue of one of Bob Mizer’s ‘beefcake’ magazines, which published images of athletic and attractive young men …

  • # 26696

    YANG, William

    Sydney Diary 1974 – 1984

    Sydney : James Fraser, 1984. Folio, boards in dustjacket (spine sunned), 143 pp. illustrated throughout. William Yang’s honest and unabashed portraits of Sydney in the 1970s and 80s record a time of cultural renewal and new identity. Yang’s photographs record the art and party scene, celebrities, marginalised urban characters, and the first years of the …

  • # 26289

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Gay semiotics : a photographic study of visual coding among homosexual men (signed copy)

    San Francisco : NFS Press, 1977. First edition. Quarto, lettered wrappers (very slightly rubbed), pp. 56, illustrated. Signed by the artist on the title page and dated 1978. A fine copy, housed in a custom clamshell box, lettered on the spine. The rare first edition. In 2015 a facsimile was printed (which sold out), this …

  • # 26288

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Gay semiotics : a photographic study of visual coding among homosexual men

    San Francisco : NFS Press, 1977. First edition. Quarto, lettered wrappers (very slightly creased), pp. 56, illustrated. A fine copy. The rare first edition. In 2015 a facsimile was printed (which sold out), this summary is taken from the publisher’s description: ‘Hal Fischer’s Gay Semiotics: A Photographic Study of Visual Coding Among Homosexual Men (1977) …

  • # 25444

    AIDS Health Project

    HIV Counselor perspectives

    San Francisco : written and produced by the UCSF AIDS Health Project for the California Department of Health Services, Office of AIDS. Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1991 – Vol. 16, No. 2, April 2007. 77 issues, two in photocopy, hole punched as issued. ‘Started in 1991, PERSPECTIVES (and the PERSPECTIVES Supplement)  is devoted to …

  • # 26272


    On the cause of homosexuality : with a special “Photo gallery of famous homosexuals of history”

    New York : Breaking Point, 1940. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. 36, illustrated, light toning to title page, else fine. ‘Homosexuals & their mothers’, reprinted from Encyclopaedia Sexualis in 1936, and G. Legman’s reply, ‘Fathers & Sons’. First printing, later reprinted in 1950. The essays are enhanced by a useful portrait gallery of ‘famous homosexuals’. “This edition …

  • # 26271

    DURHAM, Stephen & WILLIAMS, Susan

    AIDS hysteria : a Marxist analysis

    Presented at the Pacific Northwest Marxist Scholars Conference, University of Washington, April 11-13, 1986. Seattle, WA : Freedom Socialist Publications, 1986. Quarto, stapled lettered wrappers, pp. 11.

  • # 26152

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940 - 2003)

    Decadent 1980 – 2000

    Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books and the State Library of Victoria, 2014. Quarto, diecut boards, pp. 251, illustrated. Mint copy in shrinkwrap. Decadent: 1980-2000 is a photography book showcasing Rennie Ellis’ contribution to photography and social history. With an introduction by photographer and Rennie contemporary William Yang and an essay by photographer and art critic …

  • # 25228


    Medical aspects of human sexuality (five issues)

    A journal for physicians, covering the physical, psychological, and cultural components of human sexuality and related aspects of family life. Vol. II, No. 2; Vol. II, No. 4; Vol. II, No. 5; Vol. II, No. 10; Vol. III, No. 5. New York : Clinical Communications, February 1968 – May 1969. Five issues, quarto, lettered wrappers, …

  • # 26022

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Hal Fischer : The Gay Seventies

    San Francisco : Gallery 16, 2019. Quarto, laminated boards, pp. 110, illustrated. New copy. Hal Fischer: The Gay Seventies is the first monograph to feature the complete set of photo-text works that Hal Fischer produced between 1977 and 1979 in San Francisco’s Haight and Castro neighborhoods. In addition to Gay Semiotics, Fischer’s best-known work (its …

  • # 25350

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Gay semiotics : a photographic study of visual coding among homosexual men (deluxe edition)

    Los Angeles : Cherry and Martin, 2015. Quarto, lettered boards in matching slipcase, pp. 56, illustrated. A fine copy. Second edition, the first edition published by NFS Press in San Francisco in 1977. The deluxe edition, limited to 250 copies bound in hardcover with slipcase, signed and numbered by the artist, with an original signed photograph …

  • # 25223

    O'GRADY, Dominic (editor)

    Gay Australia guide

    Sydney : Gay Australia Guide, 2001. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (creased), pp. 40, illustrated in colour. Sponsored by Qantas, promotional book for gay tourism across Australia during the 2002 Gay Games held in Sydney. Scarce, three copies recorded in Australian libraries.

  • # 26094

    SWIECA, Robert

    Absolutely Mardi Gras : costume and design of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras

    Sydney : Doubleday, 1997. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 106, illustrated. A celebration of gay glitter and glamour.

  • # 26085

    ARNDT, Bettina (1949 - )

    The Bettina Arndt guide to lovemaking

    Sydney : Tinmin Publications, 1982. Octavo, wrappers (lightly rubbed), pp. 178, illustrated. First edition of this sex instruction manual by controversial sex therapist Bettina Arndt. Originally a feminist, Arndt is now known for her views on men’s rights and as founder of the hashtag #mentoo movement in 2018, in response to the #metoo movement which …

  • # 25741

    TOBIN, A. I. and GERTZ, Elmer

    Frank Harris : a study in black and white

    Chicago : Madelaine Mendelsohn, 1931. Octavo, orange cloth with striking lettering, spine slightly faded, top edge stained yellow, the others uncut, portrait frontispiece, pp. xii; 393, illustrations, a very good copy. Limited to 1000 numbered copies. Biography of the author and editor Frank Harris, whose scandalous autobiography My Life and Loves rocked society circles in Europe …

  • # 25449

    DENNIS, Allen

    The gay ABC book

    A camp by Allen Dennis. [San Francisco]: [D. Redmond Designs], 1966. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [56], illustrated. Alternate title : The Gay BC Book. A highly camp and playful illustrated ABC of gay life and culture in the kitsch, mod, mid-sixties. Scarce, three copies appear on WorldCat.